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A meaty, cheesy, deep-dish lasagna is always worth the wait, and you can enjoy the leftovers all week.

Source: Everyday Food, March 2006
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Cook's Notes

Soaking the noodles in hot tap water (while making the sauce) eliminates the need to boil them.

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  • jacksoncolfer
    8 MAR, 2017
    Made this yesterday after work. Cheated and replaced canned tomatoes with an equivalent amount of a jarred sauce I like. Prepping the aromatics and cooking the sauce was easily the hardest part (not hard at all). Added maybe two teas[filtered]s of sugar not called for in the recipe. Results were really quite good. Certainly not "authentic", whatever that means. Good flavor, easy to make and filling. I will be making this again.
  • micharm
    23 MAY, 2012
    This is the best recipe for lasagna! Love the tip about soaking the noodles in the hot water as you prep. I usually change the water once during that time to keep it hot. Also, make sure you use the tomatoes with puree or your sauce will be runny! Made that mistake once. Enjoy!
  • emc971
    18 JAN, 2012
    really great lasagna! instead of using chunks of tomatoes I pureed them, was delicious!
  • luscious1cakes
    15 SEP, 2011
    By far this is the best Lasagna recipe I ever made. I was so excited, I dished some of it out to the neighborhood.....something hubby was not impressed with. He wanted the entire pan for himself.
  • weichyn1
    24 AUG, 2011
    instead of using 2 cans of whole tomatoes, i used 1 can and 1 can of tomato sauce. using 2 cans of whole tomatoes made the sauce really runny.
  • kaykclay
    2 MAR, 2011
    This is at the top of my list for best lasagna recipes ever. Takes a while to prepare and cook, but it's totally worth it. Also good if you use spinach and mushrooms instead of sausage if you need a vegetarian option.
  • gmlnyc
    11 DEC, 2010
    yum. i only did one big ball mozz, and also added a whole tub ricotta. really enjoyable. given my alteration, top not nearly so cheesy or heavy. everyone and seconds (or thirds)
  • bamr
    9 DEC, 2010
    Absolutely delicious! everyone loved it. I used Barilla (long) Lasagna noodles and still needed 3 extra to put horizontally at the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Also would make ahead b/c took a while w cooking time. Lastly, am going to try a little less cheese to see if it's still good w/o 6 whopping cups! Going to go eat it for lunch now-yum!
  • Aurora76
    20 SEP, 2010
    this is our favorite! We love this recipe!!
  • sarahelynn
    20 FEB, 2010
    simply delicious

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